It's no wonder that city breaks to Riga appeal to those interested in grand designs, as the Latvian city is renowned for its amazing architecture (its historic centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). While strolling through the streets of this eastern European hub, cast your eyes skywards to see one of the greatest collections of Art Nouveau buildings in the world.
Across the Daugava river, discover the 9th Century wooden houses in the quaint neighbourhood of Kipsala. Exquisite architectural details have been carefully preserved and new life breathed into the buildings with eco-chic restaurants, themed markets, cafes, workshops and music events setting up shop in the area.
Beneath the spacious pavilions of Riga Central Market a variety of delicious fresh farmer's produce is on offer. A short trip to Riga wouldn't be complete without sampling the local smoked fish, meats, vegetables, fruit, milk, cheese, honey, preserves and bread, or purchasing authentic handmade goods as souvenirs of your holiday.
Now we're offering cheap flights from Dublin to Riga and carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets. Whether you long to see the summer light festival, explore the museums and art galleries or listen to classical music at the Latvian National Opera, the rich culture of Riga is waiting for you to explore on your next city break .